Pray Everywhere

Abba Daniel and Abba Ammoe were traveling. Abba Ammoe said: “Father, when will we arrive at the cell?” (that is, so that they could pray to God). Abba Daniel replied: “And who is taking God away from us now? The same God is in the cell and outside the cell…” By this we are taught unceasing prayer, contemplation of God, and meditation on God’s works in us and around us. The church building facilitates prayer and strengthens it, as also withdrawal and solitude in their way facilitate and strengthen it. He who does not want to pray will not be bound to pray either by a church or a cell. Neither will he who has felt the sweetness of prayer be able to separate his nature or his journeyings from prayer.

Velimirovic, Saint Nikolai. The Prologue of Ohrid (Kindle Locations 6048-6053). Sebastian Press Publishing House. Kindle Edition.